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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bawtry

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bawtry

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bawtry) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bawtry

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bawtry and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Bawtry property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Bawtry property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bawtry House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas flues?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation for example, as well as gas associated fixtures for example - chimney linings. Any external fittings won't be detached. Gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations at all, , contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Bawtry may be worth checking. What are the risks, and what solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks appear in the Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify because the issues which a Bawtry surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Bawtry property built in the early 50s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Bawtry Property Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Bawtry house. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a difficult-to-open living room window. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bawtry and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Bawtry property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Bawtry property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bawtry House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas flues?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation for example, as well as gas associated fixtures for example - chimney linings. Any external fittings won't be detached. Gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations at all, , contact a gas safe engineer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Bawtry may be worth checking. What are the risks, and what solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In some older structures cracks appear in the Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify because the issues which a Bawtry surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Bawtry property built in the early 50s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Bawtry Property Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Bawtry house. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a difficult-to-open living room window. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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